Most Americans Oppose Soda Tax, Survey Suggests

Most Americans do not support taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks, according to the results of a new survey published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This article points out there is conflicting evidence about the impact of a tax on obesity. Consumer surveys about soda taxes have also yielded conflicting results. Researchers have noted that the results often depend on how the questions are worded.

VendingMarketWatch has taken the position that taxes on food and beverages are not a good idea when consumers are struggling financially due to a bad economy. Taxes hurt consumer spending, which hurts economic recovery. 02-13-12 By Elliot Maras